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DOJ Says iPhone Encryption Will Kill A Child, Which, C'mon

Here we go again. Just a few days after a former FBI agent argued that the new iOS 8 encryption would cause somebody to die, a US Department of Justice boss upped the ante. At a meeting on October 1, Deputy Attorney General James Cole told a room full of Apple executives that iPhone encryption would cause a child to die. A child!


Report: A Bunch Of Illegal Websites Seized By The FBI Were Fakes

The dark web owes the FBI a thank-you. It turns out that during its recent mass seizure operation against a number of Tor sites (including Silk Road 2.0), a little more than half of the sites taken down were either clones or scams — and, in a number of cases, the real, functional websites are still active.


Pranksters Get Kim Dotcom Kicked Off His Own Site For Piracy

Kim Dotcom is probably the most wanted man in the movie theatres’ fight against piracy. He’s under investigation by the FBI, and they’re trying to extradite him from sunny, safe New Zealand to the States. But those pale in comparison to his latest problem: his account on Mega, the cloud storage site he founded last year, just got terminated. Oops.


FBI: Shutting Down Silk Road 2 Was Just The Start

Yesterday, we learned that The Silk Road 2.0 has a new, Fed-shaped landing page. But the FBI isn’t just stopping at hitting one illegal online drug market: it looks like it’s taking down everything it can get its hands on.


The FBI's Silk Road Takedown Notice Is Sassy As Hell

Now that the FBI officially gets to add notch number two to their virtual-drug-empire-conquest belt, the feds are feeling sassy as all get-out. And they have got the jokes to match.


Silk Road 2.0 Shut Down By The FBI, Operator Charged In Federal Court

Silk Road 2.0, the illegal drug marketplace that cropped up to replace the original has been shutdown by the FBI and its alleged operator has been charged in Manhattan Federal Court.


Report: FBI Proposes Invasive New Powers For Hacking Into Computers

The Guardian reports that the FBI has proposed a rule change that would greatly broaden its powers to hack into computers. Bad.


FBI Turned Off Hotel Internet, Impersonated Cable Guy To Catch Gamblers

It is not a good week for FBI undercover sting operations. After yesterday’s revelation that the FBI planted a phoney, malware-loaded Seattle Times article, we’re now getting wind of another FBI scheme in which agents impersonated internet repairmen. As if we needed another reason not to trust the cable guy.


FBI Planted Phishing Scam On Fake Seattle Times Page To Trap Teen

For years, phishing scammers have been setting up fake tech support hotlines, websites to plant malicious malware on unsuspecting machines. And, apparently, even the FBI has been getting in on the fun. Because, back in 2007, the FBI created a fake Seattle Times web page, all to catch a high school bomb threat suspect.


1 In 3 Americans Are On File In The FBI's Criminal Database

The FBI has over 77.7 million Americans in its master database of criminals. And according to the Wall Street Journal, they’re adding between 10,000 and 12,000 new names per day. That means that roughly one out of every three American adults has a file with the FBI.


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